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Kaimana Barcarse      Margaret Cox      Nolan Kawano

     Kili Namauʻu     Dwight Takeno     Kenneth Uemura     Bruce Voss    

Daniella White (student representative)   Captain Lyn Hammer (military representative)

Catherine Payne, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson


Thursday, September 5, 2019

1:30 p.m.

Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813



I.          Call to Order 

II.         *Public Testimony on Board of Education ("Board") Agenda Items *new material 09/05/2019*

III.         Approval of General Business Meeting Minutes of August 15, 2019, Special Meeting Minutes of August 15, 2019, and                Audit Committee Meeting Minutes of May 2, 2019

IV.         Reports of Board Committees, Board Members, and Superintendent

A. Student Achievement Committee Report on:  (1) Update on work ensuring Board policies support student mental and emotional wellbeing, particularly to prevent youth suicide (SAC Strategic Priority 2):  Identification of working group members, work plan, and timeline; (2) Update on work ensuring Board policies support the recommendations of the Special Education Task Force's 2018 summative report and the English Learners Task Force's 2018 summative report (SAC Strategic Priority 1): List of Board policies for review; timeline for recommendations; and other policies, rules, or guidelines affecting implementation

B. Investigative committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-2.5(b)(1)) concerning Board policy positions, Board legislative proposals, and legislative reports for 2020 Legislative Session: findings and recommendations relating to Board policy positions for 2020 Legislative Session

C. Board Member Report on conferences and events attended:  (1) National Governors Association's Bridge to Incubating Innovation Learning Collaborative

D. Superintendent's Report:  (1) update on school visits; (2) update on the development of a 10-year Board of Education and Department of Education Strategic Plan, The Power and Promise of Public Education: Focus on how the business community can answer public education's call to action 

V.         *Public Testimony on Board Agenda Items   

VI.         Action Items

A. Board Action on designation of Board members to an investigative committee (a permitted interaction group pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-2.5(b)(1)) concerning Board and standing committee strategic priorities for the 2020-2021 school year

B. Board Action on designation of voting delegate and alternate delegate for the National Association of State Boards of Education's ("NASBE") 2019 annual conference

VII.       Executive Session

A. Consultation with the Board's attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the Board's powers, duties, privileges, immunities, and liabilities concerning the ruling in Clarabal v. Department of Education of the State of Hawaiʻi

VIII.      Adjournment


Written testimony may be submitted on any agenda item. Oral testimony will be accepted at the meeting. Each individual is allotted four (4) minutes, or an amount of time otherwise designated by the Chairperson, to provide oral testimony to the Board. In accordance with Hawaii's Sunshine Law (Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 92), testimony should be related to an item that is on the agenda.

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Audio of this meeting and the presentation screen used in the meeting will be broadcast live. Contact the Board Office for information on how to access this broadcast.

Persons requiring an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability should contact the Board Office at least three (3) business days before the meeting. If a response is received less than three (3) business days before the meeting, we will try to obtain the auxiliary aid/service or accommodation, but we cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request.

Chairperson Office Hour:  The Board Chairperson is available to meet with members of the public on matters related to public education on the day of the meeting noted above from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Board Office, by appointment. Contact the Board Office, no later than the day prior to the meeting date, for an appointment.



                                                                                                                                     Catherine Payne, Board Chairperson